North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo

August 27-28, 2018

Charlotte Convention Center


Breakfast Tray

Show Overview

​North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo

The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo is the only event in North Carolina to bring together all sectors of the restaurant, foodservice, lodging and hospitality industry under one roof. The latest products, services, and technologies will be showcased for the industry, along with a comprehensive and leading-edge program of education that will provide restaurants and lodging establishments from North Carolina with the best tools to grow and improve their business.

Attendee Testimonials

Michael Garner, General Manager, Aloft Raleigh Durham Airport Brier Creek
"The Aloft RDU team left the NCRL Expo with a wealth of knowledge from vendors and the educational forums. The STR forum provided great insight on the future of the area, while also allowing the team to network with other hoteliers. Additionally, we found some new ideas to increase our guest experience while visiting the culinary and beverage vendors. We look forward to returning next year!"

Jim Wulforst, Managing Partner, The Tavern at Jack's Neck
“Loved the show! There were several vendors that I connected with and expect to do business with them. If it wasn't for seeing them on the show floor, I might not have had that opportunity. The culinary demos were great, too!”

Show Overview


Attendee Groups:

  • Restaurant Owners
  • General Managers
  • Chefs and Kitchen Managers
  • Bar Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Hotel Managers
  • F&B Directors
  • Commercial Dining Managers
  • School Foodservice Managers
  • and more!


Exhibitor Groups:

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Apparel & Uniforms
  • Furnishings & Décor
  • Equipment
  • Tableware
  • Technology
  • Supplies & Services


Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are more than 17,500 eating and drinking establishments in North Carolina, that generate $16 billion in sales, supporting more than 426,000 jobs.


Monday, August 27, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission Cost

Trade Exhibition, Qualified Industry Attendees Only

Advance Registration: $25 
by August 24, 2018

Onsite Registration: $50

Registration is FREE for members. Contact your association for details.

Education Program

Comprehensive 2-day education program will be available to all attendees. This program will be divided into multiple tracks covering different responsibilities and needs. Many sessions will be available to registered attendees at no extra charge. Advanced-level sessions will be available at an additional charge.


Exposition Development Company, Inc.
3350 Riverwood Pkway, Suite 1900 (#64)
Atlanta, GA 30339
Tel: 770-432-4200